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Across

1 Strong ring­leader and ring smashed (6)

4 Taken by those who are sick and tired of work? (4,4) 9 Oils go into North­ern dwellings (6)

10 An ex­am­ple of ill hu­mour? (4,4)

12 Po­lite apol­ogy for break­ing into a dance (6,2) 13 Squirm and turn whiter (6) 15 Kind of door catch (4) 16 They tend to leave oth­ers speech­less (10)

19 There are strong links be­tween their mem­bers (5,5) 20 Fit­ted front re­moved from piece of fur­ni­ture (4) 23 Women that have many odd ideas (6)

25 Di­rec­tions for mak­ing ma­chine parts (8) 27 Ne­glect noth­ing on a job (8) 28 Team held by mother to be the tops (6)

29 He wrote nov­els on the cricket pitch per­haps (8) 30 Start breed­ing a bird dog (6)

Down

1 Train me to change gear (7)

2 Bat­tle hel­met (9) 3 Works up to em­ploy a part­ner (6) 5 Pre­pare to put out with the ris­ing tide (4) 6 Be­come estab­lished down un­der? (4,4) 7 Craft about to change (1-4)

8 Tea and bis­cuits for the teams? (7)

11 I’m hold­ing a num­ber said to be cor­rupt (7) 14 Gapes at spec­ta­cles (7) 17 Stiff, but re­lax­ing (9) 18 Not skilled and pro­saic pre­sum­ably (8) 19 De­cide not to pro­ceed with the visit? (4,3) 21 He’s a suet pud­ding ex­pert! (7)

22 First form (6) 24 Ap­proach shown by a force­ful per­son (5) 26 Grown right out of gar­ment (4)

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